Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag ? Superbowl 45 (SBXLV) Is Now Here !

Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag ? Superbowl 45 (SBXLV) Is Now Here !

Well the AFC and NFC Championship games have essentially brought us to the conclusion that the two best teams remaining after the smoke has cleared are indeed worthy participants for Superbowl (SB XLV). The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers duly dispatched their opposition with relative ease . The New York Jets found themselves on the wrong side of a thoroughly convincing 24-19 win by the Steelers . And anyone of the opinion that Mark Sanchez isn’t being asked to go above and beyond the call of duty ought to view this as a case study of a player still learning the ropes . Though much of the blame can’t be laid at his feet but ufortunately the duo of running backs on this team couldn’t rush their way out of a wet paper bag much less bust a condom with their show of athleticism and masculinity. I’m not saying LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene were bad but if your ass can’t break the plane from a one yard stand out in a goal line stance by the Steelers then you ought not to be on a football field.

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Slide show for your perusal.

And for Rex Ryan and his coaching staff this had to be a profound disappointment on what had been a rather successful season . Now twice having made the AFC championship game in successive seasons ___ last year they would fall at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts . Alas this postseason it wasn’t to be as the Jets would succumb to a much better team that rose to the occasion with the authoritative leadership coming from their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and some great coaching by Mike Tomlin and his staff .

Without a doubt the fans in attendance at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh got their money’s worth as both teams gave it their all. Now the Pittsburgh Steelers will try and attempt to become the first NFL franchise. to have won seven Superbowls in the modern day era of the NFL . As to whether or not that they attain that feat remains to be seen when they meet the Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington , Texas on the 4th February 2011. Do you get the feeling that Jerry Jones will be missing out somewhat on the festivities given the fact his Dallas Cowboys won’t be a participant in the league’s showcase event ?

I’ll say it once and I won’t say it again I simply didn’t trust Jay Cutler to lead this Bears’ team at all ! To my mind he is this generation’s Brett Favre in terms of cavalier play and self absorbed personality. And anyone who has witnessed Favre’s play in recent years will know that he’s become more of a liability to a team rather than an asset . The Packers for their part led by Aaron Rodgers put on a clinical showcase on both sides of the ball with unsung heroes such as B J Raji and his teammates simply followed the lead set by their quarterback. Now when it’s all said and done the game wasn’t without its moments but what might be more telling were the circumstances under which Cutler left the game having injured his knee. Once that came about and the very fact that appeared that the player seemed to be unwilling to return to the game to aid his teammates , you simply knew that the writing was on the wall. Not that the Bears had done anything of note in the game from a statistical standpoint . Cutler was replaced by Todd Collins a seasoned NFL veteran but his composure could be best described as being a deer caught in headlights as the Packers’ defense simply laid him out after a couple of plays. Bears’ coach Lovie Smith quickly replaced the sixteen year veteran with third stringer Caleb Hanie who would show some poise during the game but at the same time his inexperience would lead to the player throwing two interceptions and touchdown pass on the way to his team’s 21-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

For the Packers , coach Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers in particular this might seem a long time coming given the fact that the organization had to put up with the self aggrandizing and somewhat infantile behavior of Brett Favre before his tumultuous departure from the Packers’ organization , Lambeau Field and the long suffering Packers’ fans. Now if anything it’s Brett who ………..? And look we’ve got Aaron Rodgers and we’re glad that he’s here !

The upcoming game itself with all of the glory to be attained will pit two of the NFL’s most storied and respected franchises against one another . And if anything this may well the game that the vast majority of the fans coveted. And that’s with due respect to the Chicago Bears and New York Jets , not that they aren’t as such noteworthy. But given the postseason play of both victorious teams in the conference championship games , I for one am totally convinced that these two teams are by far the best of the teams that were part of the 2010 postseason . Never let it be said that the teams competing weren’t worthy but in all honesty you come out to play and you had better damn well play to win , rather than carrying pretensions of grandeur , which in large part was what happened with a number of teams who fell by the wayside in the postseason !

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Picture gallery for your perusal .

What thoughts if any do you have on the conference championship games and how do you see the Superbowl game itself playing out ? Simply chime in with a comment and thanks as always for the continued support as it’s gratefully appreciated !

NB: Picture and slide show details .

(1)New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts to a question during a press conference at the team’s training facility, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. A day earlier, the Jets ended their season with a 24-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. AP Photo/Julio Cortez ……

(2)New York Jets linebacker Lance Laury cleans out his locker at the team’s training facility, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. A day earlier, the Jets ended their season with a 24-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. AP Photo/Julio Cortez …..

(3) New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez talks to reporters before cleaning out his locker, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-19 in the AFC championship a day earlier. AP Photo/Julio Cortez ……

(4) Pittsburgh, Pa,. Ben Roethlisberger (7) of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes for a first down against the New York Jets during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images …….

(5) Rashard Mendenhall (34) of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs down field against the New York Jets during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Jets 24 to 19. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images ………

(6) LaDainian Tomlinson (21) of the New York Jets is brought down by LaMarr Woodley (56) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images …….

(7) Jerricho Cotchery (89) of the New York Jets walks off of the field injured in second quarter play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images …….

[8] In this Jan. 23, 2011, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ B.J. Raji (90) returns an interception to score the game-winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. Raji might not get quite as much attention as fellow 2009 first-round draft pick Clay Matthews, but he’s turning out to be just as critical to the Packers’ defense. AP Photo/Jim Prisching …..

(9) Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers celebrates after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. The Packers won 21-14 . AP Photo/Jim Prisching ………

(10) Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith speaks during a press conference at Halas Hall Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Lake Forest, Ill. The Green Bay Packers ended the Chicago Bears season with a 21-14 victory in the NFC Championship game. AP Photo/Jim Prisching …..

(11) Sam Shields (37) of the Green Bay Packers intercepts the game’s final pass and runs for 32-yards to seal the 21-14 victory for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images ………

(12) Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers and head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears shake hands after the Packers 21-14 victory in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images …….

(13) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. The Packers won 21-14. AP Photo / Rick Gustafsson ……..

(14) Sam Shields (37) of the Green Bay Packers sacks quarterback Jay Cutler (6) of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images ……

(15)Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie (12) celebrates a touchdown with Earl Bennett (80) during the second half of the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast ……..

(16) Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie speaks at a news conference after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. The Packers won 21-14. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast …….

NFL news

AFC & NFC Championship game results

NFL Superbowl scheduled to be played at Cowboys Stadium , Arlington , Texas 4th February 2011 and will be televised by Fox broadcast networks .

Alan aka tophatal …………………..

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Eye candy ………………. Angello Lola aka ‘Angel Lola Luv’

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9 thoughts on “Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag ? Superbowl 45 (SBXLV) Is Now Here !

  1. Tonya Harding once whacked someone on their knee albeit that she wasn’t the main party behind it physically but she did indeed have someone whacked. Who whacked Jay Cutler that ……… pu_sy ! And now Urlacher is coming to his defense like some prison bitch !

    tophatal ……………..

    1. al clements

      Sprained ligaments ? What he bent over the in a shower stall and hurt himself picking up a bar of soap ? Or was it after Urlacher inserted his finger in Cutler’s rectum that caused the injury ? Cutler has no heart no matter how you cut it ! What player do you know who’d have given up like that in his team’s most important game of the season ?

      Hilton-Urlacher

      There’s no chance of these two ever getting into MENSA !

      Cutler can’t take the heat and an oaf like Urlacher is simply proving what a complete idiot he really is ! Is it any wonder he’s the moron whose IQ is about the same as his one time love Paris Hilton . That should tell you all you need to know about the guy .

      tophatal ……………….

    1. Chris Humpherys

      These are two evenly matched teams with a great deal pf pedigree and legit history behind them. It ought to make for a great spectacle . There’s no doubt in my mind that it could come down to who performs best on the day by making the least amount of mistakes . The coaching staff of the two teams could well be the deciding factor in this all. Both Tomlin and McCarthy are very good coaches and they’re amongst the best in the league.

      How’d you feel about Cutler and the fact he sat out the remainder of the game against the Packers ? Legit to do so or should he at least have made the effort ? As you can see from my comment I thought he was a punk and coward !

      tophatal ……….

    2. Kind of on the fence about Cutler, Al.

      The incident reminded me of two things: Colt McCoy getting knocked out of the BCS title game for that weird shoulder injury and people constantly accusing Allen Iverson of being hurt.

      Of course these are two extremes but we never really know how hurt a player is unless he’s writhing in pain on the field… and sometimes not even then if it’s soccer we’re watching.

      1. Chris Humpherys

        I hope as you’re entering your fourth decade you’re not going soft ? Cutler was seen on an exercise bike pedaling and when asked on the sidelines by a local reporter whether or not he’d approached Smith returning to the game he merely shrugged his shoulders but then in his post game interview he said he’d urged the coach he wanted to return . .

        Cutler  and  Urlacher

        Just like Brokeback Mountain’s characters Ennis De Marr and Jack Twist these two are simply made for each other !

        To me Cutler did more in this game to already tarnish his questionable demeanor and career ! Let’s not forget his attitude while he was in Denver and they he treated the <a href="http://nfl.com/teams/profile?team=den&quot;. Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen . . All Bowlen wanted was a simple explanation or phone call from the player and Cutler’s attitude to the team and owner was go fu_k yourselves ! And you’re having doubts about the guy ? What is there to doubt at this juncture ?

        Urlacher is a prick with his stance anyway ! He’s no leader either but simply a glorified dic_head ! I’m sure if given the chance he’d rather insert his pe_is in Cutler’s ass rather than his index finger for good measure !

        Cutler has no heart and if anything has to a certain extent loss the credibility with his teammates . You go out and fight with them through thick and thin. You don’t wuss out like a dog who’s just had its ass kicked !

        tophatal …………….

  2. I think the Steelers experience handling the media leading up to it will help them stay focused. I feel like the venue favors Green Bay, so I hope that adds up to a great game!

    1. chappy 81

      I don’t think that the venue will make the slightest bit of difference what I do feel however will is the preparation and experience shown by the respective coaching staffs. McCarthy and his staff lacks recent postseason experience whereas Tomlin and his as a previous winner actually has that to their advantage. But as I stated to Chris these are two very evenly matched teams and the qb’s in question Rodgers and Roethlisberger will have to be on top of their games if their teams are to be successful .

      I hear the real reason behind Cutler’s injury was because during the interval Urlacher inserted his finger into Cutler’s rectum which caused him to wince , hence he injured his knee . Funny I was under the impression Cutler’s brains were on top of his shoulders but I guess ultimately I was wrong !

      The criticism to my mind is most definitely justified as he never even made an attempt to get back in the game. Riding on a stationary bike does nothing . Get in the game and at least make an attempt to play rather than chickening out like a coward. This will rest with him for the rest of his career no matter what ! In order to prove himself he’s got to lead them back deep into the playoffs. Because as of now he’s being thought as something of a wimp and a chicken not only by the fans but also former professionals and analysts alike . What do you think ?

      Or could it have been the ‘kiss of death’ given to the Bears by Obama ? After all he did back them to win , someone ought to have reminded him that this wasn’t the men’s NCAA tournament but the NFL .

      tophatal ……………

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